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Child hit, killed by garbage truck in Southcrest

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - A two-year-old child is dead Friday after being struck and killed by a garbage truck in Southcrest.

It happened just before noon in the 1100 block of South 43rd Street, police said.

The boy, Jovani Louangxaysongkham, was reportedly running across the street toward his father when he was hit. He was trapped under the truck and died at the scene.

The child's uncle was taken into custody for assaulting a police officer. The officer was treated at a local hospital. The man will be charged with felony battery.

Officials said it was unclear whether the garbage truck driver will be charged.

An account has been set up by Jovani's parents to help pay for funeral expenses.

MEMORIAL FUND FOR JOVANI LOUANGXAYSONGKHAM

Wells Fargo Bank

Savings Account No. 7936568521

(under the name of Linda and Joseph Louangxaysongkham)

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